Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

San Francisco, CA. – Filipino leaders and supporters from across the Bay Area gathered in Bayanihan Center to celebrate halting the scheduled execution of trafficked victim Mary Jane Veloso by the Indonesian government on April 28. Organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and Migrante Northern California, the event was attended by community […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Nepal’s rich cultural heritage devastated by quake

Nepal’s rich cultural heritage devastated by quake

(AFP) – Sujan Shrestha says it breaks his heart to look at the piles of rubble that are all that remain of the ancient Nepalese temples where he has worshipped all his life. The 28-year-old shopkeeper grew up in a house just off Patan Durbar Square, a spectacular World Heritage site in the quake-hit Kathmandu […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, World News ·
Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

(AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate was admitted to hospital on Saturday in the early stages of labour with the couple’s eagerly-awaited second child, Kensington Palace said. “The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 6.00 hours to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour,” the palace press office said […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Cheers as sleeping princess welcomed into the world

Cheers as sleeping princess welcomed into the world

(London-AFP) – Cradled in her mother’s arms, Britain’s new sleeping princess was welcomed into the outside world Saturday with joyous cheers, a forest of camera phones and a sea of flags. It was both a traditional and very 21st-century moment as Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from the Lindo Wing doors at St […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

This initiative of the Apl.de.ap Foundation International diagnoses, treats and prevents lifelong blindness among pre-term infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (Los Angeles, Calif.)  They were a small band of laymen bound by a holy brotherhood in arms to protect and defend Christians making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Jerusalem. Their courage was eventually recognized […]

30.04.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
US senator Sanders to launch Democratic presidential bid: report

US senator Sanders to launch Democratic presidential bid: report

Washington, United States (AFP)  – One of America’s most liberal senators, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, is reportedly expected to announce Thursday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, presenting a challenge to Hillary Clinton from the party’s left flank. The 73-year-old Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats but has described himself as a “socialist,” […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

By Martin Abbugao Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |   – Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Michelle Madrigal returns to ABS-CBN

Michelle Madrigal returns to ABS-CBN

After being with GMA-7 for eight years, Michelle Madrigal is now back with ABS-CBN, the network which launched her as an actress. On Twitter, Madrigal posted a tweet last week where she hinted that she is finally set to go back to her “first family.” She said, unedited: “Thank you lord for an answered prayer. […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

(Relaxnews) – How do you measure your own beauty when you’re blind or visually impaired? This is the question beauty brand Dove asked three Swedish women for the latest installment of its “Choose Beautiful” campaign. A short film called “Dove Blind Beauty” shows three visually impaired women talking about their own body image in relation […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

(Relaxnews) – Iconic US fashion house DKNY has announced the appointment of two new creative directors to take the brand into a new era. Creative duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are now responsible for the brand’s new direction, effective immediately, according to Vogue UK. Between them, they are expected to oversee all collections and will […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Older cats may get seizures after hearing certain loud, high-pitched sounds like keys rattling, tin foil crinkling, or a metal spoon banging against a food dish, researchers said Monday. Even sounds as ordinary as tapping on a computer keyboard, hammering a nail or the noise of a clucking tongue could set […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

(Washington-AFP) – Elvis Presley’s two personal jets are staying at Graceland, his estate said Monday, ending months of jitters among his legion of fans that they were about to be sold off. The Lisa Marie, a vintage Convair 880 airliner, and Hound Dog II, a Lockheed JetStar executive jet, have been on display at the […]

Facebook moving beyond messaging

Facebook moving beyond messaging

(Relaxnews) – Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

(New York-AFP) – Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords. The 22-year-old British singer, who has maintained a punishing touring schedule amid a meteoric rise in his career, said he has been “vocally exhausted for a while now.” He was […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night  at The Omni Hotel May 3

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and understanding between cities and cultures.  These collaborations promote collaboration and trust among citizens and nations, create opportunities for technological and economic innovation […]

28.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

By Cecil Morella He may be the underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet’s top “pound-for-pound” boxer crown. “Use my left and right (fists),” the Filipino boxing hero told reporters when asked how he planned […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — To avoid his critics, President Benigno Aquino III is thinking of shifting careers from politics to mechanics. During a speech on Thursday before high school graduates who are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer program, Aquino shared that a graduate of government’s technical-vocational program is already a mechanic in Australia, earning twice […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Sunday  (AFP) – Some 3,000 people marched in a gay pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday as calls grow for Japan to legalize same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony. The crowd, mainly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as their supporters and sex workers, paraded […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·